1. When was the last time you relocated? Did you move yourself or leave it to the professionals? Are you happy staying put or is there a move in your future? Best thing about moving to a new city or town? Least favorite and/or hardest thing about moving house?
Last time we relocated was in 1999. We moved a half hour north to another county to be closer to my parents, my sister, and our church. We moved ourselves. We foresee putting our house on the market in the spring (after we fix it up even more and fall in love with it all over again!) because we want to downsize to a house on one level on a level lot. Best thing above moving to a new city or town (used to be) meeting new people. I'm not so enamored of developing new relationships now (does that sound terrible?) but spending more time with the people I already call friends. The hardest thing is leaving the people you've come to love. Second hardest is going through all your crappola and making 87, 298,234 decisions.
2. When were you last 'moved to tears'? Explain.
I'll be vulnerable here. I've been struggling with depression lately and it takes nothing to move me to tears. I've mainly been thinking I'm a loser of a mom ,and it's hard to convince me otherwise. The sadness is overwhelming at times--to an abnormal degree (I recognize AFTER the fact) so I'm going to see my doctor this week for an adjustment to my medication. I've been having other symptoms too--memory loss, stiff fingers, chronic headaches, eye twitching, higher BP.
3. Do you have rules about eating in the car...any forbidden foods? What's the last thing you consumed in your car? Your go-to car snack when traveling long distance?
No rules. My hubby just doesn't like anything sticky on the steering wheel. Last thing I consumed in my car was ice water. And some Goetz's caramel creams. (I LOVE those things!)
I don't have a go-to snack for long-distance trips, but my hubby HAS to have sunflower seeds. He nibbles and drives and programs the GPS and changes the music and gawks at scenery BEHIND us, while simultaneously steering with one knee ,in and out of traffic on mountainous highways under construction.
Those sunflower seeds keep him "focused and relaxed ."
4. Share a favorite song relating to cars and/or driving.
All I can think of "Fun, Fun, Fun" by the Beach Boys.
Not S-bucks. I've been boycotting that place for years, ever since the CEO told stockholders who don't agree with what the company supports to go elsewhere. He was referring primarily to the el-gee-bee-tee agenda. Why would anyone who doesn't support that in principal support it with money? I also know that S-bucks funds Planned
Parenthood. Infanticide. That's beyond sickening. Heinous, repulsive, purely evil.
I frequent different drive-thru windows to stimulate the economy and quench my thirst. Sometimes I thirst for a milkshake.
6. "He who hesitates is lost"...would you agree? When it comes to making decisions do you generally act quickly or do you more often than not fall into the 'lost' category?
I can generally make decisions fairly quickly. But I'm slowing down, and I don't like that. The most recent was on Saturday when I had to choose paint color for our little bathroom. I put about 15 swatches down on the floor and narrowed the field rather quickly (under pressure from hubby who was ready to go to Home Depot). I walked into the bathroom ,out again, and then said, "I'm going back in to pick one. Let me see which one of these makes me sing."
My hubby and son piped up at the same time, "Okay, then we'll get the other one."
(Like Rodney Dangerfield always said, "I get no respect.")
7. When was the last time you got lost? Was it stressful or an unexpected happy adventure?
It was when I went an hour and half away south of here to pick out granite a couple months ago. I got there okay, but afterward was so hungry by 3:30 that I had to find somewhere to eat. The GPS was as helpful with directions as a two year-old. I went round and round looking for something (not fast food, I wanted Mexican and needed to get off my feet). I never did find the one the GPS pointed me to. I had to get back on I-95 and then realized I needed both air in the tire and gas in the tank. I ended up getting some a pack of peanut-butter crackers at the 7-Eleven. Stressful, yes. I do better without the GPS half the time.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
I'm nervous about seeing my aunt tomorrow. I haven't seen her for 20 years. Not nervous about seeing her, but making lunch for her. She is such a phenomenal cook (and runs a bed & breakfast) so it feels a bit like being a contestant on Food Network. But I want her to bless her and be as hospitable to me as she has been to me. I've just kind of lost my cooking mojo and it takes a lot to motivate me these days. What's a girl to do? Pray for grace, that's what!